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July 28, 2014 - Industry News

Ram Questions Ford's 'Best-in-Class' F-450 Claim

Photo of 2014 Ram 3500 courtesy of Ram Truck.

Ram Truck is questioning Ford's claim that its 2015 F-450 holds the "best-in-class" towing rating for heavy-duty pickup trucks announced earlier this month.

Tags: Ram Truck, Ford F-450, towing, Ford, Ram 3500, Heavy-Duty Pickup

July 28, 2014 - Industry News

Prices Rise for Ford's 2015 F-150, Order Bank Opens

Photo of 2015 F-150 XL courtesy of Ford.

Ford's U.S. dealers began ordering the 2015 F-150 this week after receiving pricing for the light-duty pickup that will increase due to the increased use of aluminum in the body.

Tags: Ford F-150, Pricing, Ford, 2015-MY, Light-Duty Trucks

July 24, 2014 - Industry News

Ford's 2015 F-150 Sheds 732 Pounds In Weigh In

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford's extensive use of aluminum shaved 732 pounds from the weight of two comparable trucks the company weighed for the media at an event earlier this week.

Tags: Ford, Ford F-150, Lightweighting, Pickup Trucks, 2015-MY

July 22, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Releases 2015 F-150 Engine, Towing Specs

Photo of 2015 F-150 testing at Davis Dam at the Arizona-Nevada border courtesy of Ford.

Ford has released full engine specifications and towing capabilities for its 2015 F-150 pickup, which will add two new engines and auto stop-start, the automaker announced.

Tags: Ford F-150, Pickup Trucks, Light-Duty Trucks, Ford, Class 2

July 22, 2014 - Executive Fleet News

Ford Names Top Engineer to Lead Lincoln

Photo of Kumar Galhotra in 2012 courtesy of Ford.

The Ford Motor Co. has elevated its top engineer to lead Lincoln as the automaker attempts to revitalize its luxury nameplate. Kumar Galhotra takes over the dual roles of vice president and president of Lincoln.

Tags: Ford, Lincoln, Automotive Executives, Promotion

July 21, 2014 - Global News

Ford to Introduce 25 Vehicles In Middle East, Africa

Photo of the 2015 Ford Focus courtesy of Ford.

To match the rapid growth in the Middle East and African business unit, Ford will be producing newer models and technologies in these regions.

Tags: Ford Focus, Ford Mustang, Ford

July 21, 2014 - Industry News

EPA Proposes More Road Testing for MPG Rating

Photo via Wikipedia.

The Environmental Protection Agency will recommend that automakers be required to perform additional road testing to confirm the fuel-economy claims posted on their vehicles, rather than relying on laboratory measurements.

Tags: Hyundai, AAA, Vehicle Testing, EPA, Kia Motors, Fuel Economy, Ford

July 21, 2014 - Industry News

Westport to Offer Dedicated CNG Transit Van, Cutaway

Ford Transit Van (PHOTO: Westport)

Westport is offering the 2015 Ford Transit Van and Cutaway as a dedicated natural gas (CNG) Westport WiNG Power System vehicle. The Transit Cutaway will be offered at 10,000-lbs. GVW and below.

Tags: Ford, Ford Transit, CNG, Cutaway Vans, Westport WiNG, Westport

July 19, 2014 - Industry News

Ford's 2015 Mustang Tops Out at 435 HP

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford has announced horsepower and torque ratings for the trio of engines available on the redesigned 2015 Mustang.

Tags: Ford Mustang, Ford, Sports Cars, 2015-MY

July 18, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Claims Best-in-Class Towing for 2015 F-450

Photo of 2015 F-450 Super Duty courtesy of Ford.

Ford has increased the towing capability of its largest pickup, the F-450, for the 2015 model-year to a best-in-class 31,200 pounds, Ford announced at a media event in West Virginia.

Tags: Ford F-450, towing, Ford, Ford F-Series Super Duty, Class 3, Light-Duty Trucks

July 18, 2014 - Industry News

Ford's 2015 Expedition with V-6 EcoBoost Now Available

Photo of 2015 Expedition Platinum courtesy of Ford.

Ford's 2015 Expedition with new 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 engine is now available after the automaker unveiled it to automotive journalists in West Virginia.

Tags: Ford, Large SUVs, Ford Expedition, Engines, 2015-MY

July 8, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Recalls 101K Vehicles

Photo of 2014 Ford Flex courtesy of Ford.

The automaker issues six separate recalls involving models such as the Edge, Flex, Police Interceptor and Lincoln MKS.

Tags: Ford Escape, Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS, Ford Transit Connect, Lincoln MKZ, 2012-MY, Recalls, 2013-MY, Ford Police Interceptor, Ford, 2014-MY, Ford Flex, Canada

July 3, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Announces 2015-MY Fleet Incentives

Photo of 2015 Fusion Hybrid courtesy of Ford.

Ford has announced fleet incentives for its 2015 model-year vehicles for Ford and Lincoln branded cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs.

Tags: Fleet Incentives, Ford, 2015-MY

July 2, 2014 - Press Release

Telogis-Powered Telematics System On Board for Ford's Transit Tour

Telogis is showcasing the Ford Crew Chief factory telematics solution in each of Ford's 19-city "Truth About Transit" tour stops, Telogis announced.

Tags: Telogis, Ford, Ford Transit

June 25, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Debuts Transit's Five-Row Side-Curtain Air Bag

Photo courtesy of Ford.

The 2015 Ford Transit 15-passenger wagon will offer the automotive industry’s only five-row side-curtain airbag – the largest in any Ford vehicle.

Tags: Ford, Ford Transit, Air Bags, 2015-MY, Safety, TRW Automotive

June 24, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Recalls More F-150 Trucks for Steering Issue

Photo of 2014 Ford F-150 courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

The expanded recall, which addresses a potential problem affecting the electronic power-assist steering gears, now involves nearly 5,700 2014-MY trucks globally.

Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Recalls, Ford, 2014-MY

June 24, 2014 - Industry News

Next-Gen 2015 Ford Edge Adds Safety Tech

Photo of 2015 Edge courtesy of Ford.

Ford has unveiled the second-generation of its 2015 Edge mid-size SUV that offers a multitude of optional safety technology. It will also be the first Ford vehicle to arrive with a standard EcoBoost engine.

Tags: Ford, Ford Edge, Mid-Size SUVs, Safety Technology, Auto Start/Stop

June 23, 2014 - Industry News

7 Automakers Initiate Air Bag Recall

Mazda North American Operations is among the automakers involved in the Takata airbag inflator recalls. Photo of Irvine, Calif., headquarters courtesy of Mazda.

The recalls involve seven different automakers, whose dealers will replace any defective air bag inflators free of charge.

Tags: Toyota, BMW, Honda, Nissan, Mazda, Chrysler, Recalls, Takata, Ford, NHTSA, Air Bags

June 23, 2014 - Industry News

Rail Industry Modified Cars to Ship Ford Transit

A high-roof Ford Transit has been loaded into a modified rail car. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford worked closely with railroads and railcar manufacturers to develop the modified car to accommodate Transit vans that reach 110.1 inches tall for the high-roof version.

Tags: Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Railroads, Order-to-Delivery Times

June 19, 2014 - Industry News

Video: Ford’s New Airbag Design to Debut in 2015 Mustang

Photo courtesy of Ford.

The new airbag features an inflatable plastic bladder integrated into the glovebox door.

Tags: Vehicle Safety Technology, Ford Mustang, Ford, Air Bags, 2015-MY

June 18, 2014 - Industry News

J.D. Power Releases 2014 Initial Quality Study

Screenshot via J.D. Power.

Overall new-vehicle quality declined slightly among vehicles sold in 2013 as automakers dealt with challenges caused by integrating more sophisticated technologies into their vehicles, according to the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Initial Quality Study.

Tags: J.D. Power, Initial Quality Study, General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Nissan

June 16, 2014 - Industry News

Video: Univ. of Mich. to Test Self-Driving Cars in Fake City

Image courtesy of the University of Michigan.

The 32-acre facility will feature merge lanes, stoplights, intersections, roundabouts, road signs, a railroad crossing, building facades and more.

Tags: Toyota, Xerox, Connected Vehicle Technology, Ford, General Motors, Bosch, Self-Driving Vehicles, University of Michigan, Econolite

June 16, 2014 - Industry News

10 Most Stolen SUVs Named

Photo of 2013 Escape courtesy of Ford.

Three Ford models topped the list of the 10 most stolen sport-utility vehicles according to a report released today by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB).

Tags: Ford, Stolen Vehicles, Mid-Size SUVs, Compact SUVs, Ford Escape, National Insurance Crime Bureau, California

June 13, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Updates 2015 Explorer With New Colors

Photo of 2015 Explorer courtesy of Ford.

Ford is bringing modest updates to its 2015 Explorer mid-size SUV, including several new colors and a new sportier model.

Tags: Ford Explorer, Ford, 2015-MY, Mid-Size Sedans, Mid-Cycle Refresh

June 12, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Lowers Fuel Ratings for Six Vehicles

Photo of 2014 Fiesta courtesy of Ford.

Ford Motor Co. lowered the fuel economy ratings for six 2013 and 2014 model-year vehicles, including the Fiesta subcompact car that has been widely added to fleets.

Tags: Fuel Costs, Ford Fusion Energi, Ford Fusion Hybrid, Ford, Fuel Efficiency, EPA, Ford Fiesta, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Ford C-MAX Hybrid, Ford C-MAX Energi, Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

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